The illustration covering next week's issue is "Madiba" by Kadir Nelson, who told The New Yorker it's "a tribute to the struggle for freedom from all forms of discrimination, and Nelson's very prominent role as a leader in the anti-apartheid movement."
Kadir Nelson also illustrated the covers of Drake's Nothing Was The Same and Michael Jackson's posthumous Michael, among other works.
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